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Rugby League: Slippery slope stops St Helens

St Helens' game against Wigan in the Norweb Challenge second leg was postponed yesterday for safety reasons.

David Howes, the St Helens chief executive, said the pitch was passed fit by the match referee, David Campbell, after volunteers had cleared it of snow. However, several of the club's entrances, which are on a slope, were frozen underneath -"which could have been lethal for spectators".

Howes added: "We postponed the match purely for ground safety reasons despite valiant attempts by all concerned."

The match will now be played on Sunday 12 January.